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Remove flash glare from eyes

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Hi there, I'm trying to remove the flash glare from an image of my cat, Daniel. The pupils of his eyes "shine" too much and I'd like to make them look more normal.  Not quite sure what tools to use, any ideas? 

 

Thank you for all your help! :)

Daniel being silly again.jpg

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First you should change with "Hue/Saturation" (and Lightness) the look of the whole image.

 

Then select the eyes with Lasso Tool and play with Brightness/Contrast and after that again with Hue/Saturation.

 

My fast result:

cat2.jpg

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8 minutes ago, Wuvmy3kitties said:

...and the eyes still don't look right to me. 

 

Well, the image is problematic. Maybe it would a better idea to make another picture with different values for flash and so on. Maybe a tissue over the flash is enough.

Edited by IRON67

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What I think I'd do (and have done in the past) is:

 

Add a new layer.

For the left eye, use the Shape tool to draw a filled black circle for the pupil.

Use the Paintbrush to add a white-dot highlight.

On the same layer, copy-and-paste the left pupil to make the right pixel.

Apply a small (about 2-pixel) Gaussian blur.

Use the Brightness/Contrast Adjustment to make the pupil color grayer, so it looks more natural.

If a pupil goes above the upper eyelid, carefully erase that portion with a soft Eraser.

Perhaps set the Opacity of the layer to about 220, so it blends better.

 

That seems to me to work better than red-eye removers.

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